Dear UCR Advocates:
Today is UCR Day in Sacramento! This annual gathering of advocates in our State’s Capitol is a time for UCR to raise the issues of higher education with our elected officials. Today, advocates will fan out in the Capitol, talking with legislators and staff about the importance of supporting UC Riverside and higher education in the State of California.
Higher education benefits far more than just the individual who obtains a degree. Higher education and the University of California, Riverside, transform lives and improve our society. Whether through our innovations in the laboratory, our creative activities, or our students’ involvement in the community on a daily basis, UCR is making a difference in the world. We are truly living our promise. It is this profound impact on the larger society that makes the case for a public investment in our systems of higher education.
I encourage you to join the UCR advocates who are walking the halls today, and take a moment at lunch or this evening to pen a letter to your legislators, letting them know the impacts you see on our community and our state because of higher education. A link for getting involved is provided below and will guide you through the process of identifying your legislators and sending a letter – all in a few quick steps.
In a welcoming address last night, I had the opportunity to speak to our advocates and legislators as they prepared for UCR Day. I raised the importance of funding UC Riverside, a diverse campus that serves a community of students who represent the rich tapestry of California. I touched on one of the biggest and most positive phenomena coming to Riverside, our new School of Medicine. It was also my honor to premier a new video on our School of Medicine
before these legislators and advocates on the night before UCR Day.
I hope you will take a moment to watch the video, get engaged, and reach out to your legislators as part of UCR Day in Sacramento. Together our voices will make the difference in garnering support for higher education.
Timothy P. White